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Medication

KINROSS
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Medication

Hope that you are able to help. My husband has arthritis and is a lot of medication including steriods. Does anyone know where i would be able to find out if we are able to take this medication into Thailand? - Thanks

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1. Re: Medication

Hi,

Customs does allow visitors to bring what they need to cover their medical needs while in country. So long as your drugs are not on the short list of "banned" items (think "illegal" narcotics and the like) and they are for your own personal use (not for re-sale or gifting) while in country, you can bring into Thailand what you need for the authorized period of your stay.

Best advice is to carry the medications in it's original packaging and have a brief note from your medical provider and/or a copy of the prescription/script which outlines the drug(s) in your possession and your dosage schedule..

It's fair to note that customs inspections in Thailand are, for the most part, a very quick process and the vast majority of incoming passengers are passed onward without any formal contract. However, having proper documentation to justify your possession of these drugs will only serve to expedite your clearance should you be selected for further examination.

Travel Safe,

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2. Re: Medication

wifeand I are off to Thailand next Wed. I am on 8 dfferant types of tablets, have been about 10 times to thailand and never had a problem with what I bring in. I always have them in there original packets, they have my name on tem and the Drs. I never bother with a letter from Dr. some of mine are for arthritis and heart, and pain killers.

Hervey

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